Monday, May 22, 2017
This one-day-conference aims to explore how researching professionals transform both their professional practices and identities through innovative approaches to simultaneously engage with professional and academic worlds. This conference will engage delegates in possibility thinking around doctoral journeys and outcomes. Engagement will be interactive, exploratory, performative with extended dialogues on sustaining the impact of the professional doctorate. Submission should be addressed to ONE of the following themes (with particular emphasis on sharing tools that help):
Researching and writing reflexively
Innovating and sustaining impact as researching professionals
Possibility thinking around doctoral journeying
The day has been organised to provide time for discussion of themes emerging throughout the day and to plan future dissemination and events. Lunch and teatime refreshments will be provided.
More information on the programme for the day will be posted on the EdD website:
Keynotes by Prof Karen Littleton and Prof Saville Kushner
Plus: A panel sharing approaches to developing portfolio dissertation designs Our Faculty EdD Research Community presentations
Track the day on Twitter at #EdDconf17!
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/edd1day17
Registration fee £25
PROFESSOR KAREN LITTLETON
Doctoral Researchers - Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Practice
Karen Littleton is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK. She has research expertise in the psychology of education and collaborative creativity. Karen is currently responsible for capacity building within the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, the second largest educational research unit in the UK. She is also the writer-in- residence at Westbury Arts Centre, Bucks.
In this session, we will consider how EdD researchers are distinctively placed to create innovative, research-based solutions to contemporary educational challenges. We will explore how the EdD research process is implicated in the creation of sustainable impact and the transformative legacies of such work.
PROFESSOR SAVILLE KUSHNER
Methodology in an Age of Madness: The Role of the EdD
in Professional Recovery
It's a big leap from an EdD dissertation to the collapse of the welfare state, Brexit and Trump
- but the bigger picture is always there. We are all implicated. In fact, the EdD occupies a special place in how we, as professionals, respond to this fast-changing, sometimes scary world. We need to reflect on how we got here, develop new ways of understanding and new forms of action. Saville, recently returned from his post as Professor of Public Evaluation at the University of Auckland, will talk about methodological creativity. He is a specialist in
We will feature interactive experiences of diverse 'portfolio' designs shared by panellists EdD graduand Dr Caroline Creaby, EdD a/r/tographer Rebecca Heaton and guests. The Faculty Librarians will be present and engaged with supporting doctoral students' journeys.
There will be awards given to the Faculty EdD communities with the most engaging and innovative
Presentation – Poster – Panel – Workshop
REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/edd1day17
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Music Education Special Interest Group
Research Seminars Announcement
Dyslexia, Sensory Ethnography, and Chopi Timbila Xylophone Music in Mozambique: a presentation of the film 'Estevão: a sensory ethnomusicology of learning'
3rd Year PhD student, Department of Music, SOAS, University of London
Tuesday 30 May 2017
15.00 – 17.00
Further details from Lucy Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome!
Synopsis of the film 'Estevão: a sensory ethnomusicology of learning' (71 mins)
This audio-visual presentation forms part of on-going PhD research investigating the relationships between interventions for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and music - rationalised here as a sensory-rich cultural system of learning. Studies show that, due to overlaps in shared neural and cognitive processing, music may improve the ability to perform other tasks, such as reading.
Recorded during fieldwork in rural Mozambique with master chopi timbila xylophone maker and player Estevão, this study documents indigenous processes of musical acquisition and instrument manufacturing, as well as the interactions between various young members of his large extended family.
The film's construction is heavily influenced by Sensory Ethnographic Filmmaking and is realised through a series of long 'scene experiences' designed to avoid conventional narrative structure. Its ambition is also to slow subjective time in order to engage with, and reflect upon, the richly nuanced sensory interactions between people, objects, cultural practices, and the environment. This experimental presentation hopes to encourage discussion across disciplines from those who may recognise interactions and processes surrounding SEN interventions, speech and language acquisition, and other developmental and educational trajectories.
Each scene therefore has an objective to tell its own story, yet forms part of a bigger holistic experience that describes the learning environment as a complete eco-system. Sensory-based ethnographic methods also reflect dyslexia support and Special Educational Needs practices, which are typically orientated towards the multi-modal presentation of information and sensory preferences of the individual learner.
Robbie Campbell is a 3rd year PhD Music scholar at SOAS, University of London. He previously worked for many years as a location sound recordist in the television industry, and also informally as a self-taught musician, music engineer, producer, and photographer. Following a late diagnosis of dyslexia in his early 30s, Robbie decided to return to education to pursue a change of career.
Motivated by the challenges of engaging with postgraduate study as a dyslexic learner after a considerable time away from education (and with no undergraduate degree), Robbie quickly developed a set of bespoke learning strategies to manage the workload. Informed by research on dyslexia, these strategies soon became intertwined with theory and practice surrounding African music participation as well as his own reflective experiences of informal music learning.
In 2015 Robbie joined the dyslexia and arts charity Creative Mentors, working for 15 months with dyslexic and SEN schoolchildren, using music as a vehicle to explore and develop cross-curriculum learning strategies. His current research not only explores the relationships between indigenous music acquisition and interventions for learning difficulties, but also larger issues such as the accessibility of research data, and use of audio-visual sensory research methods.
We're excited to announce the Guildhall ResearchWorks programme for summer 2017, which showcases the innovative research taking place within the school and invites external scholars to present their work.
Come along in May to find out more about feedback as a resource for student growth (8 May) and Professor Julian Anderson's re-examination of the approach to spectral-type thought (15 May), or hear a discussion of the new edited book by Professors John Rink, Helena Gaunt and Aaron Williamon, Musicians in the Making (22 May).
In June, Noriko Ogawa and Dr Mirjam James discuss live concerts for families living with autism (12 June), Dr Karen Wise presents the latest results from the AHRC-funded Finding A Voice project (19 June), and Antony Feeny takes a look at the economics of opera and orchestral music (26 June). Jacqueline Ross and Laura Roberts perform the Romances Op 22, and discuss the musical bond between Joachim and Clara Schumann (29 June).
Finally, in July, Samuel Araujo, (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), discusses music, research and public interest, followed by a panel discussion, in the keynote session of the 2nd Symposium on Social Impact of Making Music (9 July).
All ResearchWorks events are free to attend, please visit www.researchatguildhall.
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3rd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2017)
Call for Papers
Friday 15th September
Media City UK, University of Salford
- Intelligent music production systems for common tasks such as level-balancing, equalisation, dynamic range processing, audio editing, etc.
- Intelligent music production systems capable of: generating/performing music; supporting the musical creativity of human users; incorporating affective responses.
- Philosophical foundations of IMP systems
- Accessibility in IMP systems
- Surveys of state-of-the-art techniques in the area
- Studies on the applicability of IMP techniques to other research areas
- Perception, psychoacoustics and evaluation
- Source separation
- Semantic audio processing
- Musical similarity and structure analysis
16 May 2017 2nd call for papers
15 June 2017 Deadline for full-paper submission
15 July 2017 Notification of acceptance
15 August 2017 Camera-ready paper submission
14 September 2017 Welcome event and demos
15 September 2017 Conference
Friday, May 12, 2017
The second Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity will be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK) from 11 to 13 Sept 2017.
The deadline for performance/concert/workshop proposals has been extended to Fri 19th May.
Deadline for paper submission: 10 June 2017
Professor Elaine Chew, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr. Anna Jordanous, University of Kent
Further details, including submission instructions at: https://csmc2017.wordpress.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Fwd: CfP - Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, the Open Access ISMIR Journal